SIGCOMM News

  • April 30, 2016

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    Here is the news for this month:
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    1. Spring School of Networks SSN'16 in Chile
    2. Jennifer Rexford is the recipient of the ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award
    3. SIGCOMM CCR April issue is now online
    4. CCR online
    5. NetPL 2016 Travel grants
    6. SIGCOMM 2016 news
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    1. The Spring School of Networks (SSN'16), organized by NIC Labs (University of Chile) with the support of ACM SIGCOMM will be held November 21 and 22 2016 in Santiago, Chile. In its second edition, this year’s SSN focuses on the topic of resiliency. The SSN invites students and professionals to participate in the talks, tutorials, poster session, and mentoring led by recognized professionals and academics of the areas of computer networks and the Internet. Note, however, that the school's talks and sessions will be in Spanish.
     
    The SSN is oriented to PhD and Master students, as well as upper-level undergraduate students and junior researchers working on the areas of computer networking, communications, and telematics. We are soliciting original contributions to be presented during the school in the form of a poster. Submissions are limited to 6 pages. Papers should be in Spanish, but with the title and abstract in English. The submission deedline is July 1st, 2016. More information is available at http://www.niclabs.cl/ssn/2016/.
     
    2. We are pleased to announce that the 2016-17 recipient of the ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award is Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University.  Professor Rexford, a past Chair of ACM SIGCOMM and very active in the community, is being recognized “for innovations that improved the efficiency of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) in routing Internet traffic, for laying the groundwork for software-defined networks (SDNs), and for contributions in measuring and engineering IP networks.” The award will be presented at the ACM Awards Banquet in San Francisco on June 11th.
     
    Additional information and the link to the press release are available at:   http://www.acm.org/awards/2016-athena
     
    Congratulations, Jennifer!
     
    3. SIGCOMM's Computer Communication Review (CCR) April Issue is now online. http://www.sigcomm.org/ccr/papers/
     
    Note that the submission site for CCR has changed. It is now hosted on https://sigcomm-ccr.hotcrp.com
    Please update your bookmarks. The next deadline for technical papers is June 1st, 2016.
     
    4. SIGCOMM CCR will become an entirely online publication starting with the July issue. Our plan is to host SIGCOMM CCR on a Wordpress instance to benefit from all the features brought by this platform. If you have experience in designing/selecting/customising Wordpress themes and have some time to help in this transition, please contact Olivier Bonaventure by email at ccr-editor@sigcomm.org
     
    5. The ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networking and Programming Languages (NetPL 2016, co-located with SIGCOMM 2016), has limited support for funding students to attend the workshop. Students who want to attend the NetPL workshop can apply for a grant through the SIGCOMM travel grants application.
    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/netpl.php
     
    6. Please check out the News section of SIGCOMM 2016 website for information about deadlines, travel, and grants:  http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/
    This includes
     
    - a list of accepted papers
    - visa information (please do not delay, check if you need one!)
    - mentoring information (submission open, on until 1-Aug)
    - registration information (registration starting this week, early until 15-Jul)
    - travel grants information available (submission will start this week and up to 8-Jun)
    - week schedule (time and dates of workshops, tutorials, social events)
    - detailed description of tutorials
    - preliminary information about topic preview session
    - news about poster & demo submissions: 118 submissions received!
     
    That’s all for now!

  • March 31, 2016

    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    Encryption, encryption, encryption! Government surveillance, cyber threats, personal data leaks, the Apple versus FBI case, and the recent announcement of WhatsApp providing end-to-end encryption have all hit the major media news headlines this month. Many of us in the networking research community face a variety of challenges in this space: from trying to mine encrypted network traffic for anomalies, to interacting with governments and hacktivists, to facing ethical dilemmas and challenges when performing experiments in-the-wild. Sadly, unlike selecting papers for the SIGCOMM conference, deep-learning will not be the mother-of-all-solutions to these challenges. Hence this year we also made sure that the SIGCOMM conference and the USENIX Security conference do not overlap, giving you just enough time in August to switch from your cowboy hats to havaianas and sunglasses.
    Here is the news for this month:
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    1. The MOOC "Internet Measurements: a Hands-on Introduction"   
    2. Featured ACM Member: Jennifer Rexford
    3. Conext 2016 CFP and CFW
    4. Call for industrial demos at SIGCOMM 2016
    5. Advice for Travellers to SIGCOMM 2016 in Florianópolis
    6. ACM and Infosys Foundation Honor Stefan Savage, Innovator in Network Security Research
    7. SIGCOMM 2016 list of accepted tutorials
    8. Tristan Henderson joins the EC as the SIGCOMM Education Director
     
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    1. A free MOOC on "Internet Measurements: a Hands-on Introduction" will soon be held  at France Université Numérique. This MOOC is taught by SIGCOMM members Timur Friedman from UPMC and Renata Teixeira from Inria. It will be available from May, 23, to June, 19, 2016. Registrations are already open:
    https://www.fun-mooc.fr/courses/inria/41011/session01/about
     
    2. Ex-SIGCOMM Chair Professor Jennifer Rexford was featured in an interview in the online feature “People of ACM”. Read more about Professor Rexford’s research and contributions to the community here:
    http://www.acm.org/articles/people-of-acm/2016/jennifer-rexford
     
    3. The CoNEXT 2016 Call for Papers is now available at:
    http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2016/#!/cfp
    Important Dates
    Paper Registration: June 10, 2016 (14:59 PDT)
    Paper Submission: June 17, 2016 (14:59 PDT)
     
    Please also consider submitting proposals for co-located workshops. The call for Workshops co-located with ACM CoNEXT 2016 is also available at:
    http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2016/#!/cfw
    The workshop proposal deadline is April 29, 2016 and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by May 6, 2016.
     
    4. The deadline for submitting an industrial demo to Sigcomm 2016 is May 20th, 2016. The industrial demo session showcases demos from industry in the area of networking, networked systems, and networked applications. The objective of this session is to bring together industry and academia around demos of innovative and cutting-edge networking products. Please pass this on to your friends in industry!
    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/industrialdemos.php
     
    5. Up to date advice for travellers to SIGCOMM 2016, which has been moved to Florianópolis from Salvador, will soon be made available at:
    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/advisory.php
     
    6. ACM and the Infosys Foundation have named well-known SIG member Stefan Savage as the recipient of the 2015 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences. He was cited for innovative research in network security, privacy and reliability that has taught us to view attacks and attackers as elements of an integrated technological, societal and economic system. Stefan is a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department's Systems and Networking Group at UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering. A Sloan Fellow and an ACM Fellow, he is also a recipient of the ACM SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award.
     
    The ACM-Infosys Foundation Award recognizes the finest recent innovations by young scientists and system developers in the computing field. ACM will present the award at its annual Awards Banquet on June 11 in San Francisco, California.
     
    7. SIGCOMM 2016 will feature 5 interesting tutorials from academia and industry. Find the full list here:
    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/tutorials.php
     
    8. We are pleased to announce that Tristan Henderson has been appointed as the SIGCOMM Education Director. We will be sharing more news on Tristan’s plans in future newsletters.  EC watchers will note that Tristan takes the place of Olivier Bonaventure, who remains on the EC, but in his new role as Editor of CCR.
    http://www.sigcomm.org/about/people
     
    That’s all for now!

  • February 29, 2016

    March 2016 SIGCOMM Newsletter
    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    Here is the news for this month:
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    1. ACM SIGCOMM 2016 is going to be relocated to Florianópolis (South of Brazil)  
    2. ACM open-access policy
     
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    1. ACM SIGCOMM 2016 is going to be relocated to Florianópolis (in the far south of Brazil) to minimize the risk of Zika virus infections. Updated travel information will be available soon at http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/ Note that Florianopolis is quite far away from Salvador: about as far away as Toronto is from Miami, so the weather will be quite cool and there are likely to be no mosquitos around.
     
    2. All papers in SIGCOMM-sponsored conferences will be freely available via non-expiring links to the ACM Digital Library. Conference organisers will be able to create conference program pages will contain links to the DL that give access to the paper’s PDF without requiring a DL account. This has been true for the SIGCOMM conference in the past, and will be extended to all SIG-sponsored conferences with immediate effect.
     
    That’s all for now!

  • January 31, 2016

    February 2016 SIGCOMM Newsletter
    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    With the failure of the Safe Harbour legislations and the announcement of the EU-US Privacy Shield [1], we are bound to observe an interesting year in the evolution of the web ecosystem. This development will certainly affect data flowing across the datacenters and cloud computing facilities of the big players in both the EU and the US.
    Last week, Facebook was given three months to stop tracking non-members of its social network without their consent in France [2]. This trend is likely to continue across the EU. Will we see a renaissance of decentralised distributed systems and services again?
    [1] http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-216_en.htm
    [2]  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35531224
     
    Here is the news for this month:
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    1. CCR Distribution channels survey
    2. Travel grants for 6th PhD School on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA)
    2.  ICN 2016 CFP
    3. Calling all students and academics: RACI applications open
     
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    1. SIGCOMM's Computer Communication Review will only be distributed online starting with the July 2016 issue. The SIGCOMM EC would like your opinion on whether CCR should be distributed through apps running on smartphones in addition to the PDF versions in the ACM Digital Library and on the SIGCOMM website. Please fill our one question survey at: http://goo.gl/forms/O5w1HWsPXq
     
    2. The 6th PhD School on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA) will continue the tradition of the former editions covering topics in network monitoring and analysis going from theory to practice. This year's School will have five classes, poster sessions where students will have the opportunity to discuss their work, and an interactive session in which students will discuss research topics with specialists. The purpose of the travel grants program is to encourage graduate student participation at the TMA PhD School by funding the travel costs (or part thereof) for students who otherwise would be unable to attend.
     
    Application Deadline: February 15, 2016, 23:59 CET
    http://tma.ifip.org/2016/phdSchool/

     
    3. ICN 2016 deadlines are approaching. See the call for papers, posters, demo, workshop and tutorial at http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2016/
     
    4. RIPE NCC is looking for talented researchers in the field of Internet technology to share their research with the RIPE community as part of the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI). Successful applicants will receive complimentary tickets, travel and accommodation to meetings and the opportunity to present their work to some of the leading technical figures in the Internet world.
     
    https://www.ripe.net/raci/
     
    Application Deadlines
    MENOG 16 (23-24 March 2016, Istanbul):  11 February
    SEE 5 (19-20 April 2016, Tirana):  23 February
    RIPE 72 (23-27 May 2016, Copenhagen):  28 March
    ENOG 11 (7-8 June 2016, Moscow):  12 April
     
    That’s all for now!

  • December 31, 2015

    January 2016 SIGCOMM Newsletter
    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    Happy 2016! I hope that you were able to spend quality time during your vacations and holidays, working away on your submissions for the wave of deadlines coming up in the next few weeks!
    Here is the news for this month:
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    1. The last printed issue of CCR will be the April 2016 issue.
    2. SIGCOMM 2016 workshops
    3. Dates for IMC 2016
    4. SIGCOMM Award nominations 2016
     
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    1. The first print issue of Computer Communication Review (CCR) was published in 1970, shortly after the installation of the first ARPANET nodes. In March 1970, the CCR Editor wrote "it is our intention to have SIGCOMM play an active role in publicizing, reporting, commenting upon, and debating the technical and non-technical issues relating to advances in computer communications and the realization of the benefits of those advances by users."
     
    46 years later, there is no doubt that SIGCOMM has played a significant role in the evolution of the field of computer communications. It is probably safe to assume that only the most optimistic SIGCOMM members in 1970 would have dreamed of the impact that computer communications in general have on Computer Science and on our entire society. Given the ubiquity of the Internet today, a printed newsletter is not the best solution to report, comment upon, and debate the future of our field any more. The SIGCOMM Executive Community decided in December 2015 to replace our printed newsletter with an online newsletter. The last printed issue will be the April 2016 issue and the first entirely online newsletter will be published in July 2016. We received positive feedback on this proposal during the community feedback session in London; nevertheless, if you have concerns, please feel free to contact the SIG Chair, Vice Chair, or Editor with them.
     
    2. SIGCOMM 2016 will host 5 workshops:

    • ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Middleboxes and Network Function Virtualization (HotMiddlebox 2016)
    • ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on QoE-based Analysis and Management of Data Communication Networks (Internet-QoE 2016)
    • ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Fostering Latin-American Research in Data Communication Networks (LANCOMM 2016)
    • ACM SIGCOMM Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA 2016)
    • ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networking and Programming Languages (NetPL 2016)

     
    See the website for full details on submissions and CFPs:
    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/
     
    3. The new dates for IMC 2016 are Nov 14-17, 2016. See the website for all the details:
    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/imc/2016/
     
    4. Nominations are sought for 2016 SIGCOMM award. The SIGCOMM Award was initiated in 1989 as a means of honoring computer communication professionals for outstanding lifetime technical achievement in the fields of data and computer communications. The nomination should be made in the form of a letter addressed to the Chairman of the SIGCOMM Award Committee (Bruce Maggs). The nominator should solicit recommendations from colleagues in the field who are most familiar with the nominee's achievements. The nominator is responsible for gathering all nomination materials to the Chair of the Awards Committee on or before March 31. More details can be found here:
    http://www.sigcomm.org/awards/sigcomm-award-nominations
     
    That’s all for now!

  • November 30, 2015

    December 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter
    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    With the end of 2015 at hand, we can reflect upon a year of many events in the Internet landscape, from net neutrality battles, to the fall of safe harbours, and legal threats to the future of encryption on the web. I hope that in 2016 we will see a move towards a free and open Internet that is available and accessible to everyone across the world. On behalf of the Executive Committee I would like to wish you season’s greetings, and best wishes for the new year.
    Here is the news for this month:
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    1. CoNext seeking site proposals for 2017
    2.  CAIDA BGP Hackathon, Call for Participation and travel grants
    3. ACM Fellows and Distinguished Scientists 2015
     
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    1. The Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for hosting CoNext 2017. Please see here for details on CoNext and instructions for site proposals:
    http://sigcomm.org/events/conext-conference
    http://www.sigcomm.org/events/conext-conference/site-proposals
     
    2. CAIDA, in cooperation with CSU, USC, UFMG, FORTH, Route Views, RIPE NCC, will host a BGP Hackathon on the 6-7th of February 2016 at UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA, USA). The theme of the hackathon is “live BGP measurements and monitoring”.
     
    When: Feb 6-7, 2016
    Where: the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of California at San Diego (UCSD)
    Who: Parties interested in hacking on live BGP data.
    Inquiries: bgp-hackathon-info@caida.org
    Important Deadline: Dec 22, 2015 for travel grant requests
    Apply to attend: http://www.caida.org/workshops/bgp-hackathon/1602/
     
    3. Three SIGCOMM members have been selected as ACM Fellows this year: Kevin Fall, Michael George Luby, and Pablo Rodriguez. Other members of the community were recognized as ACM Distinguished Scientists: Ratul Mahajan, Konstantina Papagiannaki, and Ben Y Zhao. Congratulations to them all!
     
    That’s all for now!

  • November 10, 2015

    The SIGCOMM Rising Star Award 2015 winner is Brighten Godfrey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The award to Brighten Godfrey is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career in network architecture. His work has brought a synergy of algorithmic and systems insights to make significant contributions in problems such as pathlet routing, data center architectures, and network verification. Congratulations, Brighten!
     

  • October 31, 2015

    November 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter
    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    Here is the news for this month:
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    1. IMC 2016
    2. Nominations solicited for the 2015 SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award
    3. SIGCOMM 2017 will be at UCLA, Los Angeles
    4. New CCR Editor
    5. 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum
    6. RAIM 2015 Highlights
    7. CoNext 2015 participation
     
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    1. The ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2016 conference will be held in Santa Monica, California, USA (near Los Angeles) 31 October to 2 November 2016. General Chairs are John Heidemann (USC/ISI) and Phillipa Gill (Stony Brook University); Program Chairs are Ramesh Govindan (USC) and John Byers (Boston University). The website is now up with more information.
    http://conferences.sigcomm.org/imc/2016/index.html
     
    2. Nominations are now open for the SIGCOMM doctoral dissertation award. To be eligible, the final dissertation defense should take place at the nominee’s host institution during the 12 months before the submission deadline. Submissions must be received by the current SIGCOMM Awards Chair, (Bruce Maggs) by November 30. Please see the nominations page for more information:
    http://sigcomm.org/content/doctoral-dissertation-award-nominations
     
    3. Sigcomm 2017 will be held in UCLA/Los Angeles, the week of Aug 21, 2017. General Co-Chairs are Lixia Zhang (UCLA) and K.K. Ramakrishnan (UC Riverside). Local Arrangement Chair is Peter Reiher (UCLA).
     
    4. Dina Papagiannaki ends her service as the Editor of SIGCOMM's Computer Communication Review  in January 2016. Thanks, Dina, for all your hard work! Olivier Bonaventure will be the new editor, handling papers submitted by the next deadline (i.e. December 1st, 2015).
     
    5. The Fourth Heidelberg Laureate Forum will be held September 18-23, 2016.  
    http://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/
    The application process for the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum began November 1, 2015.
    To be considered for the Heidelberg Forum, young researchers can either apply directly at  www.application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org  or be nominated by a colleague (or professor, mentor or manager) who can attest to the quality of their work.  Nominations will likely carry a bit more weight within the selection process and can be made at  
    https://application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/intern/reg_nom_registration_for.php  
    If you or a colleague would like to make a nomination, the ACM "Organization Number" is ACM72967.  Applications and nominations must be completed by February 3, 2016.
     
    6. Notes from the 2015 IRTF & ISOC Workshop on Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM) in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM are available online at http://tid.isoc.org:9001/p/raim-2015 and the videos are avaialble on the workshop page: https://irtf.org/raim-2015
     
    7. There’s still time to register and attend CoNext 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany, December 1-4 2015. See the program and details on : http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2015/#!/home
     
    That’s all for now!

  • September 30, 2015

    October 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter
    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    In the last weeks we have seen potentially major disruptions to the Internet economy landscape, with the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) calling off the [far-from-perfect] EU-US Safe-Harbour agreement. The implications are roughly translatable to transatlantic data transfers made under the agreement being ruled illegal across the EU under the Privacy Directive. US and EU have vastly different interpretation of personal data ownership, privacy, and ethics; hence this new ruling can have severe impact on the operation of many of the largest Internet organisations which are centred around personal data harvesting. Some of these corporations have started developing their own alternative solutions (and the associated PR), albeit it remains to be seen what legal challenges they will face in the EU.
     
    Here is the news for this month:
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    1. SIGCOMM Rising Star Award Winner 2015
    2. Nominations solicited for the 2015 SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award
    3. ACM SIGCOMM 2016 Call for Workshop Proposals
    4. CoNext 2015 Program, travel grants, and early registration
    5. SIGCOMM 2015 session recordings
     
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    1. The SIGCOMM Rising Star Award 2015 winner is Brighten Godfrey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The award to Brighten Godfrey is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career in network architecture. His work has brought a synergy of algorithmic and systems insights to make significant contributions in problems such as pathlet routing, data center architectures, and network verification. Congratulations, Brighten!
     
    2. Nominations are now open for the SIGCOMM doctoral dissertation award. To be eligible, the final dissertation defense should take place at the nominee’s host institution during the 12 months before the submission deadline. Submissions must be received by the current SIGCOMM Awards Chair, (Bruce Maggs) by November 30. Please see the nominations page for more information:
    http://sigcomm.org/content/doctoral-dissertation-award-nominations
     
    3. SIGCOMM 2016 will hold multiple one-day workshops in conjunction with the conference, to be held in Salvador, Brazil from August 22 to 26, 2016. Workshops will take place on Monday, August 22 and Friday, August 26.  http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2016/cfwp.php
    IMPORTANT WORKSHOP DATES:
       November 23, 2015   Workshop proposals due
       December 4, 2015    Announcement of workshops selected
       December 22, 2015   Workshop Call for Papers due
     
    4. CoNext 2015 program is up  http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2015/#!/program
    Early regitration deadline is 2nd November http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2015/#!/registration
    A number of student travel grants are also available http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/co-next/2015/#!/travel
     
    5. The SIGCOMM 2015 main session recordings are now available on the ACM DL
    http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2785956
     
    That’s all for now!

  • August 31, 2015

    September 2015 SIGCOMM Newsletter
    Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
    Last month over 600 members of the community gathered in London for SIGCOMM 2015, with a packed program of papers, posters, research demos, industrial demos, workshops, tutorials, preview talks, N2Women meetup, community meetings, projects meetings, mentoring, and, most importantly, social events. On behalf of the organising committee, I wish to thank all who helped with organisation and  those who attended, and I really hope you all had a great time! For those who couldn’t make it, video recordings of the conference talks for each paper will soon appear in ACM DL.
    Here is the news for this month:
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    1. SOSR 2016 Call for Papers
    2. Nominations solicited for the 2015 SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award
    3. SIGCOMM preview talks
    4. IMC program now online.
    5. DTL conference 2015
     
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    1. The Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) is the premiere venue for research publications on SDN, building on past years' successful SOSR and HotSDN (Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking) workshops. This year, SOSR will be co-located with the Open Networking Summit (ONS) and the USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI'16), providing greater opportunity for industry and academia to jointly explore and debate recent developments related to all aspects of SDN.  http://opennetsummit.org/conference/
    Important Dates
           • 5pm PST Monday October 26 (midnight GMT):  Abstract registration
           • 5pm PST Friday October 30 (midnight GMT):  Paper submission
           • December 18:  Notification
           • March 14-15: Symposium
     
    2. Nominations are now open for the SIGCOMM doctoral dissertation award. To be eligible, the final dissertation defense should take place at the nominee’s host institution during the 12 months before the submission deadline. Submissions must be received by the current SIGCOMM Awards Chair, (Bruce Maggs) by November 30. Please see the nominations page for more information:
    http://sigcomm.org/content/doctoral-dissertation-award-nominations
     
    3. We held preview talks to give background for the technical sessions at SIGCOMM 2015. Especially if you attended the sessions--but even if you didn't--we'd appreciate if you filled out this short survey to help us plan for future years: http://goo.gl/forms/omNr4T6fBA
     
    Thanks to Ethan Katz-Bassett, Justine Marie Sherry, Te-Yuan Huang, Maria Kazandjieva, Hamed Haddadi, Craig Partridge, Steve Uhlig, Olaf Maennel, and others for help organizing. Thanks to Phillipa Gill, George Porter, Laurent Vanbever, Aaron Schulman, and Nandita Dukkipati for presenting.
     
    4. IMC 2015 Program is now online : http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/imc/2015/program.html
     
    5. The Data Transparency Conference 2015 (Nov 15th-17th, MIT Media Lab) will gather world-class researchers, industry leaders, policy makers, developers and communicators who are leading the development of a more transparent Internet that is more respectful to personal data online. The Data Transparency Lab (http://www.datatransparencylab.org ) is a community effort founded by MIT Connection Science, Telefonica, Mozilla Foundation, and the Open Data Institute. For more information about the event, including registration and program, visit http://www.dtlconferences.org
     
    That’s all for now!

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